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N wrote:

  Are you familiar with Thom Hartman's work?  Particularly, the book, ADD: A
  Different Perception.  It explains that "ADD" people are not the problem,
  our society is.

[Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD:
Bonnie, I am, Hartman is right. Here is the extent of the fraud made
into business made into the practice of medicine. The needed a disease for
which to prescribe Ritalin (and now 10-12 other amphetamines as well) so
they invented ADHD starting with entirely normal little boys, then girls,
then adults, now infants and toddlers. There is no semblance of true or
ethical science or medicine--it is a monstrous evil. Wherever you decide to
draw the line for you and your child, I and allies of mine will help you.
It is important to name the conspirators/deceivers, those saying the
children have diseases needing treatments, those of them saying these brain
damaging chemicals/pills put into normal brains and bodies are treatments:
FDA, NIH, NIMH (Steven Hyman, Director) NIDA (Alan Leshner, Director)
everyone at CHADD, Surgeon General David Satcher, Department of Health and
Human Services

When I went to public school in NYC in the 40's we were disciplined,
taught and learned self control, teachers controlled their classes, we all
learned to read--virtually all of us, and in learning to read we became
educable and then we were educated and became capable of self-education.
Today the end-products of 'education' are psychiatric false, fraudulent,
invented diseases, including ADD/ADHD and dyslexia, and dyscalculia and
brain numbing, brain damaging drugs. And they manage to make all of these
fictitious and then real abnormalities out of the entirely normal children
that come to them down the school house path to preschool or to kindergarten
that first day. These evil people have no hopes or dreams for the children
other than to make them clients/patients to dutifully wear the diagnostic
labels and dutifully take the drugs and dutifully remain compliant patients
at all times, lest they be labeled and drugged--for their own good of
course--against their will--always--continuously. Dr. Steven Hyman,
Director of the National Institute of Mental Health is the chief architect
today of this fraud. Write to him ask is ADHD a real disease, yes or no?

Here is my letter to the editor of PEDIATRICS, due to be published in the
May issue. It tells you that all physicians, not just psychiatrists have
turned to lying and deceiving their patients and the public, anything to
turn a buck. It tells you too that the professors and their 'scientific'
journals have sold out--been bought out, as well ]



Jerold F. Lucey, MD,
February 1, 2001
PEDIATRICS Editorial Office,
Fletcher Allen Health
Burlington, VT 05401

Re: Clinical Practice Guideline: Diagnosis and Evaluation of the Child with
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactiviity Disorder.  Committee on Quality
Improvement, Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. 
PEDIATRICS. 2000;105:1158-

To the Editor,

Clinical Practice Guideline opens:  “Attention-deficit/hyperactivity
disorder is the most common neurobehavioral disorder of childhood.” 
“Neurobehavioral,” implies an abnormality of the brain; a disease.  And
yet, no confirmatory, diagnostic, abnormality has been found.

With six million children said to have it, most of them on addictive,
dangerous, stimulants, ambiguity as to the scientific status of ADHD is not

Goodwin [1], acknowledged the:   ‘…narrow definition of disease
that requires the presence of a biological abnormality.’

 Carey [2] testified at the 1998, Consensus Conference (CC):  ”
…What is now most often described as ADHD in the United States appears to be a
set of normal behavioral variations… This discrepancy leaves the validity of
the construct in doubt…”

The CC Panel [3] concluded: “…we do not have an independent, valid test for
ADHD, and there are no data to indicate that ADHD is due to a brain
malfunction.” *

More recently, Castellanos [4], confessed: “Incontrovertible evidence is
still lacking!”

Where has the notion come from that it is a disease?

Carey [2] observed: “ADHD behaviors are assumed to be largely or entirely due
to abnormal brain function.”   The DSM-IV does not say so, but
textbooks and journals do.”

If not science, what are textbooks and journals to purvey?

Later in the conference, Carey [3] issued the plea:  ” … we see…that
the causes of these behaviors called ADHD are entirely speculative. And yet…
parents and children are being told that these behaviors are due to a brain
malfunction.  Can you not please strengthen the statement to discourage
practitioners from making this statement when there is not adequate proof to
support that at this time?”

Pearlman [5], wrote: “I take issue with…Pincus’ (DSM-IV Task Force )
assertion that the elimination of the term ‘organic’ in DSM-IV has served a
useful purpose for psychiatry…elimination of the term ‘organic’ conveys the
impression that psychiatry wishes to conceal the nonorganic character of many
behavioral problems that were, in previous DSM publications, clearly
differentiated from known central nervous system diseases.”

It is apparent that virtually all professionals of the extended ADHD
‘industry’ convey to parents, and to the public-at-large, that ADHD is a
‘disease’ and that children said to have it are ‘diseased’-'abnormal.’ 
This is a perversion of the scientific record and a violation of the informed
consent rights of all patients and of the public-at-large.

The wording of the AAP Guideline should be changed, forthwith, to reflect the
scientific and medical facts of the matter.


Fred A. Baughman Jr., MD
Fellow, American Academy of Neurology (board
certified, N, CN)
1303 Hidden Mountain Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019
fax 619 442 1932


1. Goodwin D. Is Alcoholism Hereditary?  Ballantine Books, New York, NY.
2. Carey, WB.  Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder a
Valid Disorder? Invited presentation to the NIH Consensus Development Conference
on ADHD, November 16-18, 1998, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

3. NIH Consensus Development Conference on ADHD (transcript), November
16-18, 1998, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
4. Pekkanen
J.  Making Sense of Ritalin (interview of F.X. Castellanos). Readers
Digest, January, 2000:159-168.
5. Pearlman T.   Clinical
Psychiatric News (letters). December, 1994.

*This wording appeared in the version of the final statement of the CC Panel
distributed at the press conference, the final part of the CC, November, 18,
1998.  This wording, which appeared for an indeterminate time on the NIH
web site, was subsequently removed and replaced with wording claiming ‘validity’
for ADHD.

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